Taking the leap

What is the quickest and most effective way to develop yourself and realize your goals? What is the fastest way to learn new skills and take in new information? It’s quite simple, just take a look at how birds learn their young to fly.

When a bird is learning it’s young to fly it does so by pushing it over the edge of the nest. In this way it has no other choice than to spread it wings and follow it’s instincts. It’s do or die. Trying is not an option.

The best way to quickly learn new skills and develop yourself is by making sure you just have to. Burn bridges, take the leap out of the nest and you will have no choice other than to succeed. We need to step outside our comfort zone from time to time if we really want to do something great. The moment you burn your bridges and put yourself in a situation where you have no other option than to grow and learn, that’s when your learning potential will finally be awakened and you’ll get the fastest results.

The right environment is crucial to your development, luckily we can influence this. If you want to learn a foreign language, move to that country. Make sure you have no other option than to learn the language to deal with daily life. The same is true for learning a certain instrument. Start a band and sign up for a band-contest or arrange a gig in the near future right away. This way you have the choice between mastering the instrument in time or embarrass yourself and your fellow band members greatly, something what you just can’t get away with. It’s amazing what a bit of proper pressure can do for your development rate.

If you think about becoming an entrepreneur, there is no quicker and better way to learn it than to actually just go for it. Founder of Linkedin Reid Hoffman got to the essence right away when he defined entrepreneurship as: ‘ Seeing a new opportunity, jumping down a cliff and assembling the plane on the way down.’

If you always wanted to start your own business and make a impact on the world there is only one question left, where are you waiting for? Get started already!

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